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Bay of Plenty to host Labour weekend music extravaganza

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 8:00 pm | NicNak Media

A host of the hottest acts around will feature on Spring Things: Labour Weekend - a Kiwi music extravaganza being held in Tauranga on Sunday, October 27 . Presented by George FM , Pato Entertainment , Audiology and Fabrik , Spring Things: Labour ... More >>

Corey Main From Howick Pakarunga Club Announces Retirement

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:12 pm | Swimming NZ

Aquablack #243, Corey Main from Howick Pakuranga has announced his retirement from competitive swimming to focus on other endeavours. More >>

Pūkana exhibition open at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A celebration of iconic Māori moments in performance officially opened at the National Library of New Zealand last night. More >>

Tour Announce: Lauren Daigle

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:15 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Sep 17, 2019) – Two-time GRAMMY Award winner LAUREN DAIGLE, who has sold out every one of her shows to date, will open 2020 with her first headlining arena tour, the Lauren Daigle World Tour. It follows nearly 70 sold out performances ... More >>

Strong Support for First Week of the GoMedia Comedy Carnival

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:01 pm | Go Media Comedy Carnival

The 2019 GoMedia Comedy Carnival is at its halfway point as the festival wraps its first week with impressive ticket sales. More >>

Yaniv Janson’s art and activism

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:47 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The recipient of the Arts Access PAK’n’SAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2019, Yaniv has just completed a collection of works that he’s called Project 22 because each of the 10 paintings used 22 paint test pots. More >>

British R&B superstar Ella Mai announces 2020 Auckland show

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:45 am | NicNak Media

Chart-topping, Grammy-winning R&B artist Ella Mai will top off a phenomenal year and kick off 2020 in style with an Auckland show. Presented by Mai FM , Pato Entertainment , Audiology and Fabrik , the British singer-songwriter will perform at Logan Campbell ... More >>

International Fixtures confirmed for NZ 16s & 18s Residents

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:07 am | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce a series of international fixtures that will see our brightest future league talent on display from up and down the country. More >>

Free RWC coverage for Chathams

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:32 am | Wireless Nation

Kiwi rural internet provider Wireless Nation is bringing free Rugby World Cup streaming to the Chatham Islands. The world cup is causing frustration and anxiety throughout New Zealand with many people worried their internet speeds won’t allow them to ... More >>

Finalists announced for NZ Music Teacher of the Year Tui

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:26 am | Recorded Music NZ

Today, Recorded Music New Zealand announces the three finalists for the second annual Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau Tui, with each being recognised for their incredible impact on their students and the local community. More >>

Shearing identity Koro Mullins dies

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:25 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Well known shearing commentator and Dannevirke shearer, farmer and businessman Koropiko Tumatahi Mullins died suddenly yesterday, aged 65. More >>

Nourishing the art of empathy

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:20 am | Art For Change

A determined group of Auckland artists is gathering artwork to raise funds for a unique anti-bullying programme run in schools throughout New Zealand. Art for Change is holding an exhibition to support the not-for-profit Roots of Empathy, whose founder, ... More >>

Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural NZ Fashion Week Gala

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:54 pm | Joint Press Release

Media Release Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Gala Duco Events and New Zealand Fashion Week announce plans for General Capital Presents: New Zealand Fashion Week Gala with Elle Macpherson The inaugural gala will be ... More >>

Great Kererū Count 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:53 pm | Urban Wildlife Trust

Kererū continue to win the hearts of New Zealanders, voted as last year's Bird of the Year, and now about to be counted by thousands of people as part of the Great Kererū Count. More >>

Robyn Hunt: fighting for human rights

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:44 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“I can’t stand injustice and I can’t stand discrimination. It’s something you can’t just turn on and off. Once you know about it you have to keep on fighting to make things right,” says Robyn Hunt, recipient of the Arts Access Accolade 2019, More >>

Biennale Arte 2021: NZ’s artist and curator announced

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:17 pm | Creative New Zealand

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presented in 2021. More >>

Summer F.A.W.C! 2019 line-up revealed

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:12 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

The keenly anticipated programme for Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic has launched this week, featuring 75+ delectable events spanning ten action-packed days in Hawke’s Bay from 1–10 November. More >>

Trade a Book for a Look

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:42 pm | Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Cafe

Trade your pre-loved children’s books for a half-priced child’s entry to Staglands. More >>

Next generation of writing laureates

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:20 pm | Young Writers Festival

After an extensive search for the hottest new writing talent across the country, the fifth incarnation of the New Zealand Young Writer’s Festival will ignite Dunedin in early October. With a bold line-up of talented creatives unafraid to challenge ... More >>

LÉON - Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut NZ Tour

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:12 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

LÉON The Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut New Zealand Tour 2019 You And I Tour - Part II More >>

What’s on Spark Sport in October?

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:06 pm | Spark Sport

As the knock-out stages head towards a close, the teams will be feeling the heat. Which teams will be packing their bags and leaving Japan? More >>

Super Special

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:44 pm | The Outlook for Someday

Super Special: In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself. More >>

Sky Sport Breakers return to NPDC’s TSB Stadium in January

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The Sky Sport Breakers will be looking for another slam-dunk performance at NPDC’s TSB Stadium when they take on the Sydney Kings in January next year. More >>

Cultural intelligence think tank on sport well received

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:22 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 70 sport and recreation leaders recently attended the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau: today and tomorrow – leading diversity and inclusion in sport event, co-hosted by Aktive, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) ... More >>

Results: 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:06 am | Athletics New Zealand

A typical Auckland day greeted over 370 competitors for the 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships at Bruce Pulman Park, with scattered showers giving way to bright sunshine throughout the day. The race walks began the Championship competition with ... More >>

One in four Kiwis driving less – AA Insurance

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:02 am | AA Insurance

Auckland, 16 September 2019 – One quarter of Kiwis have cut back on the throttle and are driving less than they did a year ago, according to a new AA Insurance survey. More >>

Whangamata Welcomes Back Shapeshifter for New Years Eve 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:06 am | Whangamata Beach Hop

Festival favourites SHAPESHIFTER return to welcome in 2020 on the stunning paradise coast of the Coromandel this New Years Eve! The five-strong line-up of PDigsss (vocals), Sam Trevethick (guitar/synths/sampler), Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC) ... More >>

Bayer Food Focus Project to explore Kiwi eating behaviours

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:20 am | Bayer NZ

Auckland 16th September 2019 – A new partnership aimed at exploring what Kiwis eat and why was announced by Bayer New Zealand today. More >>

Mary Poppins Returns to Auckland

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:12 am | Skip

The supercalifragilistic musical Mary Poppins is returning to Auckland next year. More >>

Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

A feature-length documentary film produced by Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies programme, Dancing7Cities, reclaims our right to dance, wherever we want. More >>

Lennie James and an impressive ensemble premiere new work

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:44 am | Elephant Publicity

Massive Company return to the stage with an stellar ensemble of actors and creatives with Half of the Sky ; a world premiere from internationally acclaimed writer & actor Lennie James, playing at Q Theatre, Loft from October 16-26. ________________________________________ ... More >>

The Ten Tenors announce 17-city NZ tour

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:01 am | Sandra Roberts

Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and arias ... More >>

Winners Take All in Iconic David Reid Homes Peak to Peak

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 8:03 pm | Peak To Peak

Queenstown’s Hamish Fleming claimed his fourth win at the David Reid Homes Peak to Peak yesterday in a time of 2:15:46 to take out the solo male category. More >>

Doing it for Grace – World shearing record on the line

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 7:54 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

English shearer Stu Connor is mounting possibly the bravest of World record challenges as he hunts-down a record of 867 lambs in nine hours next Saturday (September 21). More >>

The battle of NZ’s favourite restaurants begins now!

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:03 am | TVNZ

The heat is about to be turned up in TVNZ 2’s new reality series My Restaurant Rules! More >>

Smokefreerockquest – national finals results 2019

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 9:57 am | Smokefreerockquest

Arlo Mac from Havelock North High School in the Hawke’s Bay are on the path for musical success after taking first place in this years Smokefreerockquest. More >>

Waiata Māori Music Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 9:56 am | Waiata Maori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards were presented tonight at a red-carpet glamour ceremony before an audience of stars and VIPs from the world of Māori music at Club Hastings. Te Kākono , the group of young Māori artists who created the Te Reo compilation ... More >>

New Zealand Motor Cup returns to Pukekohe Park

Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:14 pm | Toyota Racing

The New Zealand Motor Cup - one of the oldest and most iconic trophies in Kiwi sport - is set to return to what many believe is its spiritual home with confirmation that the new generation of cars in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series will compete for the ... More >>

Unique Perspective on Our History Launched

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:30 pm | KIWA Digital

A new learning resource aimed at raising a wider appreciation of te reo Māori and our history was launched at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland Thursday. More >>

Students race Electric Vehicles designed in local Colleges

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:25 pm | EVolocity

The excitement is electrifying as race day nears for secondary school students participating in EVolocity’s programme this year. EVolocity is a programme where teams from secondary schools design, build and then race their own Electric Bikes, Carts and other inventions. More >>

Dunlop and KartSport put local Karters on Pukekohe Grid

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:02 pm | KartSport

Eight lucky young local karters have been selected by KartSport New Zealand to take part in the inaugural Dunlop Grid Kids program this weekend at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. More >>

NZTrio Makes a Big Impact with Upcoming Concerts

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:36 am | NZTrio

After an already busy 2019 which has seen NZTrio tour the country with the Tectonic Shift programme and their Matariki programme Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki - Three Four, The Rise of Matariki , the trio now bring Tectonic Impact to Matakana, Auckland ... More >>

World number 4 to make debut at ASB Classic

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:25 am | ASB Classic

ASB Classic organisers have confirmed they’ve secured one of the hottest signatures on the ATP tour in the form of US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev. The 23-year old Russian has been the form player over the US Summer swing reaching four finals in ... More >>

New Zealand Road Race Championships

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:39 am | Athletics New Zealand

Aaron Pulford (Thames) will be looking to put an end to a string of second or third placings when he tackles the New Zealand road running championships this Sunday. Pulford has already tested out the five lap 2km circuit around the roads of the Bruce ... More >>

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Aotearoa

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:30 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour today, after leaving Tahiti on 20 August and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation. More >>

Birthday Bonanza for Stuff Heritage Magazines

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:28 am | Stuff

The accolades keep coming for two of New Zealand’s most-loved magazines - NZ Gardener and NZ House & Garden . More >>

Real Journeys Cruise for-a-Cause Raises $53,220

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:20 am | Real Journeys

This year’s Cruise-for-a-Cause to Doubtful Sound has raised a record $53,220 for Queenstown community support group ‘Baskets of Blessing/Let’s Eat’ for a portable chiller and commercial kitchen equipment to help the team distribute meals for individuals ... More >>

Academy award winner Geena Davis joins Inclusion summit

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Friday 13 Sept 9am NZT - Academy Award® winner Geena Davis has joined the ground breaking The Power of Inclusion summit. Davis will speak alongside over 35 international and local history makers from the entertainment ... More >>

Backstreet Boys announce DNA World Tour date for NZ

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:53 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (September 13, 2019) Backstreet's back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling Boy Band of all time (100 million albums), the BACKSTREET BOYS are heading back to New Zealand in 2020 for a show at Auckland’s Spark Arena ... More >>

Final Pro Tour trip for Tasman-hopping Kiwi karters

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:49 am | KartSport New Zealand

It’s the final trip across the Tasman this weekend for the resident Kiwis who have been contesting Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour this year, with recent Australian Karting Championship final round class winner Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North spear-heading ... More >>

SCAPE Artworks Bring Splash of Spring Colour to Central City

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:48 am | Scape Public Art

Two new brightly coloured, abstract artworks by Aotearoa artists will radiate from separate central city locations this spring as part of SCAPE Public Art’s Season 2019. More >>

Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited New Zealand debut

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:36 am | Sandra Roberts

Legendary musician and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited New Zealand debut at Christchurch Town Hall in November, performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in one sitting as part of The Bach Project. It is a journey ... More >>

Opening the doorway between cultures

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:32 pm | Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

An enduring connection across the globe will remain long after the Rugby World Cup has ended, with two symbolic taonga set to connect the Japanese and Māori cultures – and highlight the similarities between the two. More >>

Iconic Peak to Peak ready for action this Saturday

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:15 pm | Peak To Peak

The South Island's largest winter multisport event, Queenstown’s David Reid Homes Peak to Peak, will welcome a sold-out field of competitors this Saturday to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski areas. Over 430 competitors will take part in the event, now ... More >>

Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:04 pm | We Are NZ Anthology

Immediate call for submissions : The editors seek submissions in fiction and nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Submissions are open through 31 October 2019. Please read the description and send your submission to: More >>

Spectacular Binney Masterpiece Emerges

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 2:51 pm | International Art Centre

A spectacular and highly acclaimed oil painting of the bird which Maori legend says inspired Maori to migrate to New Zealand, is expected to bring a record price at an auction in Auckland next month. More >>

Award recognises theatre giving voice to the homeless

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 2:17 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An Auckland theatre company where most of the actors have experienced homelessness was recognised in Parliament tonight when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Community Arts Award 2019 for its award-winning play called That’s What ... More >>

McCahon House Artists in Residence 2020 Announced

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:42 pm | McCahon House Trust

McCahon House Trust is delighted to announce the three outstanding New Zealand artists, Steve Carr, Ana Iti and Richard Frater, who have been selected for the 2020 artists’ residency programme. More >>

Macbeth chosen for twentieth year of Shakespeare in the Park

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:51 am | Great South

Celebrating twenty years of park performances, Shakespeare’s popular tragedy, Macbeth, has been selected for the 2020 production of Shakespeare in the Park. More >>

New Zealand commuters given front row seats to the game

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:46 am | oOh Media

Sporting fans in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will have the best seat in the stadium, with bus shelters across the city transformed into immersive mini arenas as part of a new oOh!media campaign for the Sky TV Network. More >>



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